Katrina Stoltzfus faces an uncertain future after her boyfriend leaves her life in shambles. She feels lost until her father suggests she live with a widow from their church who is hoping to begin a new business on her farm. But Katrina is annoyed to discover that there is another new hire on the farm, a young farmhand, Andy Miller, who seems to be romantically interested in her. Not wishing for history to repeat itself, Katrina does her best to avoid him, despite the fact that he seems to always be doing what is best for the farm and treats the widow like his own grandmother. Soon, however, unrest in the church creates tension in their small community and Katrina and Andy both find themselves learning something new about trust, forgiveness, and peace.
I am not usually an avid reader of Amish fiction, but this book drew me in with its easily flowing storyline and natural effortlessness at which the words crafted a unique plot. I immediately liked the protagonist Katrina. She faces the consequences of her actions with a solemn acceptance and maturity that is commendable, even as she realistically struggles with bitterness and grief. Although all the characters in the book have similar toils of finding acceptance and peace, I do wish the author had chosen to focus on one particular character rather than craft multiple storylines at the same time. I felt as though I did not fully get to know all the characters to the depth that I would have liked. Overall, however, I did enjoy the novel and look forward to reading more in the series.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.